Google Docs Now Lets You Be More Productive With Just Your Voice

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Google announced some enhancements to Google Docs that should enable yo to be more productive with your voice.

While Voice Typing has been available since last fall, you can also now edit and format your documents using just your voice.

Check it out:

To utilize the feature, select "voice typing" in the "Tools" menu. You can say things like "copy," "insert table," and "highlight" to give commands. The whole list of commands is here. It's pretty extensive.

You can say "voice commands help" with your voice to bring up the list when you need it. Google says in a blog post:

As an added bonus, we’re also making it possible to dictate in Docs on the web in dozens of additional dialects and accents, including English with an Indian accent, Spanish with a Mexican accent, and more so you can talk in the most natural way for you.

You shouldn’t have to use additional complex software to accomplish everyday tasks with voice typing. You can already use your voice to take action in Google search and find content in your inbox or Drive folders. Now you can use it to capture, edit and format your ideas in Docs.

The functionality is now available to users including in Google Apps for Work.

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